TalkSPORT say that Manchester United could make a bid for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku after he told Everton that he will not be renewing his contract at Goodison Park, with only two years left on his existing deal. That could force Ronald Koeman to sell so that the club can cash in and get a fee that is reflective of his value.
The Belgian has scored 20 goals in 29 games in all competitions this season so is one of the most prolific in the Premier League, and the club may be aided in their pursuit as he shares an agent, Mino Raiola, with the likes of Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
A more substantial change could be made in the summer as the Daily Mail claim that the Red Devils are continuing to scout their January target Victor Lindelof. The Swede was thought to be close to completing a move to Manchester but the move fell apart over a falling out between Benfica and his former club Vasteras SK.
That dispute has since been resolved according to these reports, and the club could now make a summer move to bring the 22-year-old to Old Trafford to add greater quality and depth to their squad as they seek to rebuild their squad to challenge for Champions League football next season if they miss out this campaign.
One man who has suffered as a result of that rebuilding is French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, who left the club for Everton in January and has discussed his disappointment as the Express quote him as saying:
“I did lose my joy of football a little bit because when you don’t play, you don’t play with freedom and everything is very hard. Since I’ve come here the manager knows what I’m all about. He placed confidence in me in the past and he has done so again. It’s a joy to work with him every day. He knows how I want to play, he knows my strength and it’s a case of him giving the best product, if I can say, to be the best player I can. I’m very happy to find this joy of football again and hopefully it will carry on for me.”
The 27-year-old managed just 11 minutes in the Premier League under Jose Mourinho but has shown his quality at Goodison Park, where he has now started the last six league games since working his way into the side after signing, scoring his first goal for the club against West Brom at the weekend.
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